mcaffe vs. norton

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by seperatist, Sep 17, 2002.

  1. seperatist

    seperatist OSNN Senior Addict

    New Hampshire
    i have used norton for a few years now but i have been hearing good things about mcaffe. what do you all use and suggest? i am looking for good detection and removal, of course. speed is also nice.

    thanks in advance.
  2. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

    San Diego, California
    i am currently testing nav 2003pro and sygate firewall working great so far...but I use ontrack system suite v.4.0. like norton system works but low on the resources. has an av and firewall and the other goodies that come with that kinda suite. give it a go.
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    there are plenty of similar thread's if u do a search.

    i have alway's used norton because it has never let me down + i like there site more as it is user friendly,e.g if ya get a virus u can find out about it really quick + easy.
  4. Eve

    Eve Guest

    I have Mcafee on my work computer and Norton on my home one, and I have to say I much prefer Mcafee. When I first installed Norton it asked if I wanted to register now or later, since I hadn't yet got an internet connection I clicked later. It has never asked me to register again and I can't find any option to do so. It only gives free updates for 90 days, after that you have to pay. I have never had to pay for Mcafee and I've even upgraded the program (which I've been using for over 2 years)
  5. Conan

    Conan Guest

    Norton 2003 Professional by a mile.
  6. neoterixx

    neoterixx Guest

    I have been using Norton, but I want to try MACAFEE to, ya know DOUBLE WRAP :D
  7. dadx2mj

    dadx2mj Guest

    I have always used Norton's and it has never failed me. My neighbor has Macafee and was just telling me how he is really not liking it. Something about how it interrupts what he is doing to check for updates. Might very well be him not knowing how to set it up I really dont know as I have never used it.
  8. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

    Arizona near the Grand Canyon
    Norton Corporate Antivirus is what I use and its done the job so far. It also doesn't use much system resources and is always scaning the system. I'll also say its on the expensive side bout $600 USD.
  9. kc7sbf

    kc7sbf Guest

    Same as Chastity; we're both big spenders. I run it on all of my computers, and I have a server running, which automatically updates it's definitions from the internet weekly, then distributes it to my client machines.

    It also has the ability to remotely administer it's functions (you can lock down certain settings so users can't uninstall it or disable it), remotely scan client machines, etc.

    It's primarily designed for enterprises or large networks, and it's probably overkill for what average people use, but it works great!
  10. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Of the two, I would recommend Norton. It hasn't failed to detect any virus that has found its way to my computers.
  11. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york
    mcafee and norton failed to recognize viruses that avg detected on my dads box...both these avs were running, because my sister set the box up...neither was payed for yet, but both were current.

    I deleted both, and installed avg, for the reasons being it's a ligter program, plus of course, it's free...avg proceeded to identify, quaranteen, and later remove a virus both of the othere avs missed.

    I prefer avg for it's size, and if I were forced to pay for an av, I would pay for avg before norton and mcafee